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Anndrovette's track record leads NYSS Rye Pace

Tuesday, August 31, 2010  By: Frank Drucker/USTA

Anndrovette's track record leads NYSS Rye Pace

Yonkers, NY --- New York Sire Stakes action continued Monday night (August 30), with Yonkers Raceway hosting the $276,912 Rye Pace for 3-year-old fillies.

Anndrovette (Jason Bartlett), making her third start for trainer Mark Kesmodel, blitzed the first of three $92,304 divisions. Leaving from post position No. 3 and leaving everyone else in the dust, she rolled through numbers of :27.3, :56.2, 1:24.2 and 1:52.3. Anndrovette hit the line 9-1/2 lengths to the good. Galimony (Jim Morrill, Jr.), the 1-4 favorite, did not leave and did not have a chance. She came first-up and was all out to hold second over Chatty Kathy (Corey Braden).

Anndrovette, a daughter of Riverboat King co-owned by her trainer, Joseph Davino and Jeffrey Bamond, returned $7.10 (second choice) for her fourth win in 11 seasonal starts. The exacta paid $10, with the triple returning $75.50.

"I was prepared to sit a two-hole behind Galimony," Bartlett said. "When I saw she wasn't there, I just let my filly pace on.

"Last week (at Monticello), I babied early and she made a bobble. She won by open lengths anyway, and I knew she was very talented."

The mile established a track record for sophomore pacing fillies, knocking a tick off Southwind Tempo's effort in the 2007 Lismore.

Hula's Z Tam (Patrick Lachance) fooled no one in particular, winning the final Rye roundup as the 1-20 favorite. Leaving from post No. 3, the defending NYSS champ made the lead from Crown Lady (Tim Tetrick) after the :28.2 opening quarter-mile, then hid.

She opened up five lengths into the lane, before being shut down for a three-quarter length win in 1:54.3. Enduring Delight (Bartlett) offered a snappy final eighth to cosmetically close the margin, with Crown Lady third.

Hula's Z Tam, a daughter of Bettor's Delight co-owned (and trained) by Lachance, Z Tam Stables and Margaret Dey, returned $2.10 for her fifth win in eight seasonal starts (11-for-15 lifetime). The exacta paid $4.60, with the triple returning $17.60.

"I can't say enough about her," Lachance said after Hula's Z Tam's career earnings went over $538,000. "She's done everything we've wanted and she's raced anyway I've asked.

"She has a couple of more sire stakes starts before coming back here for the (Sept. 25) final."

Monday's other NYSS event was won by Freedom Crossing (catch-driver Tetrick, $8.10). The daughter of Artiscape sat pocketed to Barks Like A Dog (Ray Schnittker), then edged by late for a neck triumph in 1:55.1. Hartangel (Stephane Boichard) was third, while 7-5 choice Max's Leading Lady (Morrill Jr.) trailed throughout from her outside post position.

Freedom Crossing is co-owned by Winbak Farm and Rebecca Williams and trained by Kevin Johnson.

This week's New York Sire Stakes agenda includes Tuesday night's $236,456 Frank Becerra Pace (2-year-old fillies) and Friday night's $282,548 Armand Palatucci Trot (3-year-old colts/geldings).


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